• Global City & Town Sustainable Design
• Innovative Urban Design Site Planning
• Integrated Development Economics
• Community Facilitation & Engagement
The following is a complete list of publications,
lectures and presentations available through MVH or an affiliated party.
Prices vary with the publication. The goal of these communications is
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list of publications, lectures and presentations:
“von Hausen, Michael. Small Is Big: The Rise of the Next Great Small to Mid-Sized Downtowns. 150 page book that provides a basis to regenerate and further vitalize small and mid-sized downtowns in the new economy. Vancouver, B.C., 2017.”
von Hausen, Michael A., Dynamic Urban Design: A Handbook for Creating Sustainable Communities Worldwide. 500 page handbook to help design cities, towns and villages.
iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4759-4989-6 (sc) www.iUniverse.com or www.Amazon.com.
Listen to MVH's, Dynamic Urban Design, book review here:
von Hausen, Michael A.,Urban
Design and Planning Graphics Resource Book. 170 page handbook
for effective visual communications for informed decision making, Simon Fraser University City Program, Vancouver, B.C., 2012.
von Hausen, Michael A., Learning from Vancouver. National Seminar on Design and Planning for Sustainable Habitat, Background Paper. EF-1.15-EF-1.31. Published by the International Development Research Centre, Centre for Sustainable Habitat, Human Settlement Management Institute and Housing and Urban Development Corporation, New Delhi, India, July 2011.
von Hausen, Michael A., Eco-Plan: Community Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design, 160 page handbook illustrating local, practical and effective methods of achieving sustainable communities, Simon Fraser University City Program, Vancouver, B.C., 2011.
von Hausen, Michael
A., 100 Timeless Urban Design
Principles, 100 page book..
ISBN: 978-0-8649i-289-3, Simon Franser University City Program, Vancouver, B.C., 2008.
von Hausen, Michael
A and Holland, Sylvia, Public
Process Playbook, 150 page handbook, Simon Franser University City Program, Vancouver, B.C., 2007.
von Hausen, Michael
A., Urban Design Economics,
Simon Franser University City Program, Vancouver, B.C., 2004.
von Hausen, Michael
A and Mahler, Tom, "Made in
Midtown,The 100 Year Plan for Midtown" Calgary, Plan Canada,
von Hausen, Michael A. and Venzcel, Gloria. “Visualization of Zoning Bylaws" Planning Commissioners Journal, No. 49, Winter 2003. Burlington,
von Hausen, Michael A.,“Alternative
Development Standards: Practical Tools for Sustainable Development”,
Plan Canada, July/August/September 2002, Vol. 42 No. 3, pgs. 26-28.
von Hausen, Michael A. and the Land Centre.
Leading Edges: Alternative Development
Standards in BC Municipalities, 35 pages, Vancouver, BC,
2002. ISBN 0-9730290-0-5.
and Bridges to Alternative Development Standards”.
Presentation to the National Conference of the Canadian Institute
of Planners. Vancouver, May 2002.
Trends and Processes in Real Estate Development”,
presentation to the Urban Development Institute School of Development
course “The Changing Forces of Real Estate Development”,
April 2002, Simon Fraser University.
the Future: Interactive Tools for Sustainable Development”.
Moderator for this Globe 2002 Conference Session. Globe is an
international conference that focuses on Business and the Environment.
Vancouver, March 2002.
Green Development and Partnerships”, “Energy
Matters” BC Gas Workshop presentations at Castlegar and
Cranbrook, BC, March 2002.
Reading: Maximizing Value and Decreasing Risk”, a
workshop presented to the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia,
Land Use Perspectives 2001 Conference, Vancouver, November , 2001.
the Right Urban Village: People, Process and Plans”,
a presentation to the Healthy Saanich Conference, November 2001.
Partnerships in Urban Design: Focus on Making Streets More People-Friendly
and Making Better Connections”, a two-day seminar
presented to the City of Victoria, June 2001.
A Primer for
Designing Integrated Neighbourhoods, von Hausen, M.A.,
a handbook for teaching at Simon Fraser University, City Program,
von Hausen, M.A., supplement to Eco-Plan Handbook including detailed
economic analysis and costing implications of Sustainable Environmental
Design, January 2001.
Development Standards Workbook, von Hausen, M.A., a handbook
for teaching at Simon Fraser University, City Program, November
Pressure: Balancing Urban Green Space Needs with Land Use Demands”,
Moderator for panel discussion at BCIT, sponsored by the Evergreen
Foundation, Vancouver, BC, October 2000.
Them a Golden Bridge: Raising Capital and Public Support for Greening
Projects”, Workshop for the “Breaking Ground”
Regional Conference, Evergreen Foundation, Vancouver, BC, October
Declaration 2000, von Hausen, M. A., approved in principle
by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, May 2000.
Growth Approach to Environmentally Sensitive Areas Planning”,
(representing Smart Growth BC) presentation to the Planning Institute
of British Columbia Annual Conference, Nanaimo, BC, May 2000.
2000: A New Approach to Eco-Planning and Design”,
presentation to the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Symposium
2000, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, May 2000.
of Greenways”, presentation to the White Rock/South
Surrey Communities sponsored by the Surrey/White Rock Naturalists
Society, White Rock, BC, April 2000.
Eco-Lodge Design, selected to review the Site Planning
and Architectural Design chapters for this book, March
Urban Design”, professional panelist at the Canadian
Association of Planning Students Annual Conference, Vancouver,
BC, February 2000.
Renfrew SkyTrain Stations Precinct Public Enhancement Plans,
City of Vancouver, British Columbia, design guidelines, policies
and costing of street improvements, pedestrian and bikeway greenway
links, bus links, and infill development around the two stations,
approved by Vancouver City Council, February 1, 2000.
Sustainability with Professional Acumen: Vision, Methods and International
Projects”, presentation as one of two finalists for
the Director of Landscape Architecture position, Faculty of Architecture,
University of Manitoba, December 1999.
The Net Environmental
Gain Approach: Securing Higher Ground for Local Sustainable Development,
von Hausen, M.A., Ecolines, p.3, Newsletter of the EcoDesign
Resource Society, Vancouver, BC, Summer 1999.
Charter: Leading the Profession into the 21st Century”,
presentation and workshop at the Canadian Society of Landscape
Architects National Conference, Vancouver, BC May 1999.
Vancouver’s Urban Design Transformation, von Hausen,
M. A., Sitelines Annual, pgs. 18-23, BC Society of Landscape Architects,
Vancouver, BC, February 1999.
Eco-Targets for Community Ecological Planning and Design: Principles,
Targets and Process”, presentation to the faculty
and students at the School of Environmental Design, University
of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, October 1998.
Tree and Sidewalk Guidelines, City of Vancouver Planning
Department, Vancouver, BC, (adopted by City Council) May 1998.
Site Development: Programming, Design and Economics, von
Hausen, M.A., 1997 (updated to 2002), 25 page workbook for students
at the University of British Columbia Site Planning Certificate
Program and Camosin College.
Site Development Planning: Building Blocks for Thriving and Enduring
Communities, von Hausen, M.A., 1996, 70 page book used
as a teaching tool in the Site Planning Certificate Program at
the University of British Columbia Site Planning Ceritificate
Land Use Planning
Graphics Resource Book: Effective Visual Communications for Informed
Decision-Making, von Hausen, M.A., 1996, (2002 edition).
170 page book used for teaching Visual Communications at the University
of British Columbia Schools of Community and Regional Planning
and Landscape Architecture, as well as the Community and Professional
City of Vancouver
Greenways Plan, City of Vancouver Planning Department,
(adopted by City Council) July 1995.
City of Vancouver
Greenways Plan, presentation at the annual meeting of the
Green Timbers Historical Society, Surrey, BC, April 1995.
Relocation and Replacement Guidelines, City of Vancouver
Planning Department (Adopted by City Council) November 1994.
Handbook, von Hausen, M.A., 1994, 60 page handbook developed
for a continuing education seminar on effective public participation,
at the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Annual Congress,
Victoria, BC, March 1994.
Glass Box with Extended Arms: Vancouver’s CityPlan”,
presentation at the annual conference of the International Association
of Public Participation Practitioners, Kananaskis, Alberta, August
Urban Bubble: Limits and Choices”, lecture at the
Real Estate Studies Seminar, British Columbia Institute of Technology,
Vancouver, BC, March 1993.
in a Political Environment”, lecture given to the
Political Science class, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver,
BC November 1992.
Design and Ecology”, panelist, BC Society of Landscape
Architects Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, February 1992.
and Implementing Tree By-laws”, presentation to the
Pacific North-West Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
Annual Meeting, Richmond, BC, October 1991.
von Hausen, Michael A. and Janice M. Robinson.
“Integrating Urban Design and Planning Policy in Conserving
the Essence of a Special Place: City of Barry Height Review Study”,
Plan Canada, March 1991, 31:2, pgs17-22, also parts published
in Foreign Urban Planning, China, April 1992, pgs 42-45 ( the
case study was also jointly presented at the Canadian Institute
of Planners National Conference, Banff, Alberta, May 1990).
Emerging Importance of Community Planning in Ski Resort Development”,
presented at a seminar sponsored by the Quebec Ski Resort Association,
Bromont, Quebec, November 1990.
A Question of Survival”, moderator for this panel
discussion and presentations, Colorado Society of Landscape Architects
in association with the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
Annual Conference, Beaver Creek, Colorado, October 1990. ( Reviewer,
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 1990 Annual Conference
and Future Urban Form”, presented at the American
Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida,
Columbia Place: Managing Large Scale Public Land Development in
Vancouver , BC”, presented to the Design and Planning
Branches of the National Capital Commission, Ottawa, Ontario,
Changing Consumer in Real Estate”, presented to the
Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Edmonton Chapter, Edmonton,
Alberta, September 1982.
in the 80’s”, conference presentation at the
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, March 1982.
Guidelines for the Nu-West Community, document and presentation
at the Nu-West Development Corporation Management Conference,
Calgary, Alberta, November 1980.
A.I.A., case study written for the Real Estate Development
Curriculum at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, published
at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Case
No. 9379191, 1980.